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Vincent Edward Scully is a The Bronx, New York born American sportscaster best known in MLB for being the commentator for Los Angeles Dodgers team. Born on 29 November 1927, Vin is a Roman Catholic of Irish decent. One of the top sports announcer in America, Vin has been active in his profession since 1950.
A well-known personality when it comes to sports announcing, one may wonder how rich is Vin Scully as of now? As of early 2016, Vin counts his net worth at the amount of $5 million. Needless to say, his involvement in the field of sports and the media as a sportscaster which has been his career for more than half a century is the major source of his income. His appearance on television and radio as a play-by-play announcer has also been significant in earning his net worth.
Vin Scully Net Worth $5 Million
Raised in Washington Heights and The Bronx, Vin attended Fordham Preparatory School. Listening to the radio sports broadcasts, he was attracted towards the profession as a schoolboy. But before he could work on his interest, Vin served in the United States Navy for two years and then started his career as a journalist and student broadcaster while he attended Fordham University. While he was still at the university, he also helped found FM radio station WFUV. He also played for the Fordham Rams baseball team, and called radio broadcasts at the university games.
Eventually, Vin was signed to CBS Radio Network in 1949, and began by covering college football games. In 1950, Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers – as they were then – and started announcing their games, appearing on television and broadcasting on radio along with other sportscasters Red Barber and Connie Desmond. He became quite popular for his unbiased narration style, and became an integral part of Dodgers. Later, when they changed their location to Los Angesles, Vin stayed with the team and went to Los Angeles to call its games.
As Vin’s descriptions of games became even more popular in Southern California, his net worth began to rise more and more. Although his career as a baseball sportscaster flourished, he retained his credentials in football as well, in association with CBS TV Sports, commentating on NFL games. Later, in 1983, he left his job at CBS over some disputes to join NBC, and worked there for seven years. Vin Scully retired from his job at NBC to return and concentrate on Dodgers games. Needless to say, all of these jobs and his hard work have paid him in millions over the years to make Vin Scully a multi-millionaire as of now.
For his contributions towards sports during his career, Vin has received several accolades including Ford Frick Award from National Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Scully was also named as the National Sportscaster of the Year by National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for three years, ’65, ’78, and ’82. 32 times Californian Sports Broadcaster of the year. and inducted into the California Sportscasters Hall Of Fame in 1991. Obviously, all of these rewards and honors have helped contribute to Scully’s prominence in his profession.
As for his personal life, 88 years old Vin currently resides at Westlake Village, California with his wife Sandra Hunt, who he married in 1973. Vin has married Joan Crawford in 1958, but she died of an accidental medical overdose when the couple was in their fifteenth year of marriage, their son was later killed in a helicopter crash. As of now, Vin Scully still calls some Dodgers games, but also enjoys his semi-retirement, while his present net worth of $5 million caters to his daily life.